Research

General ledger

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of Auburn Prison's general ledger which functioned as the principal record of final entry for all Auburn's financial transactions. The volume is arranged by accounts according to funds or vendor. The debit entries list date of transaction, description of transaction, and amount of transaction. The credit entries list date, amount, and the method of payment. The front of the volume contains an index to each account.
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Quantity:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1877-1888
Series Number:
B1236

Arrangement

Arranged by name of account.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of one volume of Auburn Prison's general ledger covering the period 1877 to 1888. The general ledger functioned as the principal record of final entry for all Auburn's financial transactions. The volume is arranged by each account that the prison received money from (the State Treasurer, companies using inmate labor, etc.) or paid money to (companies providing supplies, released inmates receiving payments, etc.).

Ledger pages are divided into two parts, the left side of the page registering debits (Dr.) to the account and the right side of the page registering credits (Cr.) to the account. The debit entries list date of transaction, description of transaction, and amount of transaction. The credit entries list date, amount, and the method of payment.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Related Information

Other finding aids

The front of the volume contains an index to each account, arranged alphabetically by name of account.

Custodial History

Originally accessioned as part of old collection #500K, accession -441.

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